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on the president and democrats to join us in that fight. god bless you and god bless the united states of america. >> coming up on c-span the communicaters look at major technology and communication issues expected in 2013. follow bid a discussion on cyber and drone warfare. then a look at iran's nuclear program. >> it is quite true that people's history is a result on how we're synthesizing the work of great other historians. what happened in the 1960's with the counter culture, is a whole new generation of young historians had come up. they were in essence reevaluating all aspects of our past. >> martin duberman tonight at 10:00 eastern on c-span2. look for more book tv online. like us on facebook.
and cut spending. together we can do this. thank you and god bless the united states of america. >> our guests on "washington journal" is steve clemens and gary schmitt. ruchir sharma will discuss his book "breakout nations." "washington journal" live on c- span. >> this weekend on "
, and god bless the united states of america. [cheers and applause] >> following the ceremony, former president said goodbye and departed by helicopter from the east front of the capital. president obama led to the inaugural parade to the white house. at one point they got out of the limousine and walked the parade route. [cheers and applause] >> president barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> president barack obama and first lady michelle obama. [cheers and applause] >> wendy -- one of the many balls held that night was the commander in chief called, began in 2005, open to members of the military and the guests. they danced with members of the military and the president made some remarks. ♪ >> thank you. thank you all for coming. [applause] thank you. [applause] thank you so much. thanks to all of you. tonight i have the very special honor as being known as the guy who accompanied michelle obama to the ball. i want to start by thanking tonight's co hosts, the senior enlisted advisors of the five branches of the united states armed forces. [applause] i want to acknowledge the joint
to serve you as well as you are serving the united states of america. as i said earlier today, while the tests we face our new and the ways in which we meet them may be new, the values on which our success depends are old. those values like hard work and honesty, courage and tolerance, loyalty and patriotism, those are values that are embodied in our armed forces. what is required is for all of us to return to those values. for all of us to embrace the new era of responsibility where we expect and demand not only more of our leaders, but more of ourselves. tonight we celebrate. but smile the work begins. -- tomorrow the work begins. together i'm confident that we will write the next great chapter in america's story. i've got a little surprise for some of you. as i said before, we have folks who are working right now in iraq and afghanistan. cut and it appears if our technology works the way it is supposed to, that we should have the members of the illinois army national guard 33rd infantry. hey, guys! >> hello, sir. mr. president. go ahead. good morning, sir. >> i was told there was
, members of congress, all elected and appointed officials of the united states of america. we are here to ask blessings upon our armed forces; blessings upon all who contribute to the essence of the american spirit, the american dream, the opportunity to become whatever our mankind, womankind allows us to be. this is the promise of america as we sing the words of belief, this is my country, let us act upon the meaning that everyone is included. may the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of every woman, man, boy and girl be honored. may all your people, especially the least of these, flourish in our blessed nation. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn hopes and a history of disenfranchised folks to today's expression of a more perfect union. we ask, too, almighty, that where our paths seem divided by thorns of oppression, and riddled by pangs of despair, we ask for your guidance toward the light of deliverance. and that the vision of tho
family of the united states of america. >> narrator: only four years earlier, he'd been a state legislator. >> the look on his face to me looked like someone who finally understood the weight of the job that he had just won. >> almost as if the weight of the world had rested on his shoulders. >> the road ahead will be long, our climb will be steep. two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century. but america, i have never been more hopeful than i am tonight that we will get there. i promise you, we as a people will get there. god bless you, and may god bless the united states of america. >> narrator: if he had any idea that night how difficult this would be, the next day would prove it. >> so much for that election day euphoria... >> the economy has now lost 650,000 jobs just in the past three months... >> all eyes are now on barack obama to turn it around... >> narrator: the cascade of bad news began with the economy. >> fear swept through the markets... >> he had to start thinking about this the day after he was elected. >> this was the most eventful and c
and grand children. i hope they can go up in the freedom that has uniquely been the united states of america. the united states of america. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, president obama begins his second term, sunday, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house before noon eastern. coverage include your phone calls and a look at the 2009 inaugural address and then the public ceremony with the swearing in at noon eastern and other festivities, including the luncheon and the afternoon parade. coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span radio and c- span.org. join the conversation on facebook.com/c-span. >> new features including video feeds from our c-span crew, on demand of the major events, individual -- visual blog page of behind-the-scenes photos. next, highlights from the 2009 inauguration of president obama. and another chance to see chelsea clinton taking part in the national day of service event. in 2009, activities began with president-elect and mrs. obama attending church services across from the white house. they went to the white house and th
of the united states of america. we are here to ask blessings upon all who contribute to the -- upon our armed forces, blessings upon all of contribute to the essence of the american. -- of the american spirit, the american dream,the opportunity to become whatever in mankind or womenkind allows us to be. this is the promise of america. let's act upon team meeting that everyone is included. upon the meaning that everyone is included. it may be inherent dignity and in alienable rights of every warming, a man, boy, and girl be honored. make all your people, especially -- and may all your people, especially the least of these flourished in our blessed nation. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington we celebrate the. spiritof our ancestors. it is a nation of on bormann hopes and a history of this enfranchised folks to the union. -- to the expression of a more perfect union. we ask that where our past was riddled by pangs of despair and depression, we ask for your guidance toward the light of delivery and that the vision of -- of deliverance and that
pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. into the republic, for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. thank you. you can have a seat. i would like to acknowledge and introduce some of the people we have on the stage with us. first, at the police commission president, thomas mazzucco, commissioner kingsley, paul henderson from the mayor's office as representing because the mayor was unable to come tonight. also, we have commissioner loftus. also, the command at steep. d staff. deputy chief james that lake, lyn tomioka, leanora militello, and next to lyn commander biel, corrier from field comman. i would like to introduce chief grigory p. suhr. >> good evening, and hopefully lyn still wants to be your boss tomorrow. i know it is quiet and there are a lot of kids in the room. that is terrific. the medal of valor ceremony is the best event that we get to attend. it is when there is a crisis, emergency, extreme danger and takes everything you have to go forward, and everyone else that would want to run away, the people y
will ask if the united states of america is, in fact, a safe bet. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> bret: the president of the united states today. his last news conference of the first term. quick reaction from mitch mcconnell who released this statement -- the president and his allies need to get serious about spending. debt limb debate is the perfect time for it. i know the most important issue confronting the issue of the country is deficit and debt. so we are hoping for a new seriousness on the part of the president with regard to the single biggest issue confronting the country. we look forward to doing so about the huge, huge problem. yonah goldberg. kirsten powers. charles krauthammer. okay, charles, start with the debt ceiling talk. what you heard from the president. >> the tone was remarkable. he talk about the republicans being suspicious of the social security and medicare by the oldest saw that you could hear. then he added making sure empovrished children get food. that's over the top. he said i love to hang out with a con
lady of the united states of america, mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by secretary nancy, and house of representatives -- [inaudible] [cheering and applause] [cheering and applause] ♪ [cheering and applause] ♪ [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] ♪ ♪ ♪ [inaudible conversations] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [chanting] ♪ ♪ ladies and gentlemen, the vice president of the united states, joseph r biden accompanied by inauguration coordinator on inauguration ceremonies, kelly, and senate deputy sergeant, and house deputy sergeant. senate majority leader, harry reid, and house democratic leader, nancy pelosi. [cheering and applause] ♪ [cheering and applause] ♪ [inaudible conversations] ♪ [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] ♪ [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] ♪ ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states barack obama, accompanied by staff director of the joint congressional. senate sergeant of arms. house sergeant of arms. chairman of the joint con
with the full faith and credit of the united states of america and that doesn't go well in l.a. or it doesn't go well in peoria, frankly. the fact of the matter is these are debts that have already been accumulated, they have been racked up as the president has said and we got to pay for them. we sound like a bunch of deadbeats. i don't think that goes with most people. they want to see most people work together. novel thing in the cook, they want them to fix, make sure that we don't default on our debts, that we address sequestration, make the cuts that we need to make, do it in a balanced way, they want them to walk and chew gum at the same time, address safe gun legislation and immigration. that's what they were elected to do. >> because i know that at the news conference the president will open up with a statement on the deficit and raidsing the nation's debt ceiling, but you know the reporters are going to ask questions on those two issues that you just raised. let's just quickly talk about both of these. you're here in washington to talk about the -- you may well remember president obama t
in the pledge of allegiance. we pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. indivisible, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. >> going to the next agenda item, are there any communications? >> the first is a communication from the director of the department of elections or to certifying the official election of the order supervisors. districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. and have been declared elected to that office. supervisor: mar, chiu, breed, campos, avalos. the second communication is a communication from the controller renewing the certification of the bond for the newly elected in the elected members of the board of supervisors. >> we will now proceed to the oath of office. >> i would like to welcome and introduce the honorable cynthia ming-mei lee, presiding judge, supuerior court of california. who will administer the oath of office to the following individuals: david campos eric mar john avaols myself mornam yee london breed. >> judge lee: good to be here. please come forward. would the sup
of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. indivisible, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. colleagues we have our number twentieth, december 4, december 11 minutes. those minutes are approved. madam clerk are there any communications? >> no communications. >> -- mr. mayor. >> good afternoon supervisors and of course members are constituents of san francisco welcome to our chambers. i want to congratulate the new supervisors as well and look forward to working with everybody four 2013. was good work. questions please. >> welcome mayor lee. i want to get some of your thoughts around healthcare cost overall. question today, rising healthcare costs accumulating with fiscal liabilities represent significant challenge. >> our obligations for providing quality and affordable health care for our city employees without jeopardizing the city's fiscal solvency is a priority of mine in the challenge that we have to take together. this year will spend 574 million dollars for the health care of our current employees retirees and dependents, about s
this congress. may god always bless the united states of america. my colleagues, the speaker of the house, john boehner. [applause] >> thank you. leader pelosi, members of the house and senate, dear family and friends, fellow countrymen, we meet again at democracy's great port of call. every two years, at this hour, the constitution brings a new order to this house. it is an interlude for reflection, a glimpse of old truths. to our new members and their families, welcome. you are likely feeling awestruck right about now. history runs through here. and now you are among a select few to share in this privilege. for those who are returning, who have walked these aisles before, maybe it's time we feel awestruck again. the way our founders envisioned it, the republic would be led by citizens who recognize that the blessing of governing ourselves requires that we give something of ourselves. everything depended on this. so they made each other and their successors swear an oath of allegiance. in a few moments, i will take this oath for the twelfth time as representative of the eighth district of ohio
-- to turn the united states of america into a foreign nations for the purpose of dragnet and electronic surveillance in secret. violating the constitution. i could not stand by and be an eye witness to the subversion of our own constitution when i knew it was never necessary. the best of american ingenuity and -- ingenuity could protect the fourth amendment rights of all americans. >> that was thomas drake speaking with me earlier. sebastian, i want to start with you. the argument is the reason this was re-of the rise is that it will make the united states safer - re-authorized is that it will make the united states safer. >> i am is a prize by the negative reaction. it seems a case of the lady -- i am surprised by the negative reaction. it seems to be a case of the lady doth protest so much. people who are so adamant about civil liberties. it is not george bush in the white house and it is not republicans controlling the senate. we have an extended something that was already put in place. if you look at the cases in the past of successful al qaeda attacks in the united states, the need
to the flag to the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> superintendent carranza. >> thank you president norton. good evening ladies and gentlemen and by the way you're rolling your r's better and better every meeting. i am very impressed so ladies and gentlemen welcome this evening. i would like to share a few thoughts and they're some letters that parents and students have receiving at home. as you're aware the graduation requirements are more rigorous. due to the changes many of the students are missing one or more classes to graduate. while we have every confidence the students will make up the classes we through the support of the city of san francisco have received credit for earning options for the affected students which includes offering evening school for the first time in four years and online courses. to make sure that the families are available of the options we sent automatic robeo dialer calls to contact families and as well as a letter that families should have received f
. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. madame clerk are there any communications. >>> there are no communications mr. president. >> and could you read read our consent genta. items one-18 are considered routine and if a member objects a an item may be ri moved and considered separately. >> colleagues would anyone like to sever any of these items, camp poes aye. supervisor chu, sprfer cohen, aye? a. supervisor farrell, aye, supervisor kim? , kim aye, supervisor mar, mar aye, supervisor wiener aye. supervisor ayey. there are answer aye's. those ordinances are finally passed thosances are adoptedded and approved. madame clerk please read items 19-21. item 19 is affirming the certification of the final environmentle impact report for the california pacific medical center plan and item 20 is reversing the motion certification and item 21 is recertificationing the preparation of the findings. >> while t
remain more than a collection of red states and blue state's. we are forever the united states of america. >> there is one thing i know for sure. >> yes? >> the iowa caucus. that is something that everybody agrees on. >> the weather was pretty mild, actually. >> you could not complain. even last night, people were out celebrating. its data in the 30's. you know it can be a lot colder on your si. no complaints in the weather department. -- you know it can be a lot colder on new year's eve. 35 and in westminster. the cold air is close. 20's in central pennsylvania today. if this cold air goes a little further to the south, we might have had a snowstorm to date. there was a system to the south of us. you can see in the radar. if it had come a little further south, we would have had a snowstorm. we had a slight chance for a couple sprinkles. over the next seven days to 10 days, not a lot to talk about. all you snow fans are going to have to wait probably two weeks before we have a chance remorse no. there are a couple of chances. the only way to follow those is to look at the jet stream. you
or slow down item graying reform. >> and god bless, the united states of america. >> and as this this plays out, we can get a picture of it. senate officials hope to have the president's proposal and their own by poison irmarch -- by march and could start in summer and spring. >> and straight ahead on the news edge. >>> they survived sandy. what do you do with that debris? the massive around-the-clock effort going on months after the hurricane. >> and a medical miracle. an iraq war veteran undergoes a unique procedure. just ahead. sue. >> and some incredible weather here, too. 25 degrees above average and d.c. surging to 69 degrees. and that is not a record. everyone was like can we do this tomorrow to make plans. tomorrow's weather looks crazy. we'll talk about that and some action out there issue media day. >> and it's hot out there, too. and coming up in sports, rallyist fire and it's not about -- ray lewis is under fire and gonzalez is accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. what he has to say about that later in sports.  >>> six weeks lat
. >> nobody will attack the united states of america and get away with it. >> that means this man has a target on his back. the u.s. says he masterminded the attack from a safe haven in the country of mali, a thousand miles away. the u.s. will be sharing intelligence with france to track him down. >> back at home, more about a man who shot and killed in the district overnight. he is 44-roll tracy mcfadden of northeast d.c. the police say he was shot on georgia avenue in northwest. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. the investigators are searching for a mobile van suspect. a shooting at a gun show in raleigh, north carolina, today. two people were wounded when a 12 gauge shotgun accidentally fired. the owner was unzipping the case when the gun discharged. the two people are expected to make a full recovery. >> and the latest on the gun- control debate, today, hundreds of supporters rallied in annapolis. they are not happy about sweeping gun control legislation that was introduced by gov. martin o'malley this week. richard reeve is back from the effect. richard, they say that new gun laws
enjoy the freedom that has uniquely been the united states of america. >> i do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration. president obama begins his second term dairy sunday, the official ceremony at the white house, live shortly before noon. monday, the public inaugural ceremonies with the swearing in at noon eastern at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities, including the capitol luncheon and afternoon trade. but all that coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span. throughout the day, the conversation by phone, on facebook and don twitter -- and on twitter. >> throughout inauguration day, our web site will have added features, including video feed from our c-span crews. video-on-demand at the day's major events, and a visible -- visual blog page. all at c-span.org. >> next, highlights, 20009 and migration of president obama. -- highlight from the 2009 in auguratino of president obama. >> i thought it was important for the historical record to present our perspective. also i think currently for people to understand there were diff
be doing that? this is the united states of america, major. we can't manage our affairs in such a way that we pay our bills and we provide some certainty in terms of how we pay our bills? look, i don't think anybody would consider my position unreasonable here. i have -- [ inaudible question ] >> major, i am happy to have a conversation about how we reduce our deficits. i'm not going to have a monthly or every three months conversation about whether or not we pay our bills. because that in and of itself does severe damage. even the threat of default hurts our economy. it's hurting our economy as we speak. we shouldn't be having that debate. if we want to have a conversation about how to reduce our deficit, let's have that. we've been having that for the last two years. we just had an entire campaign about it. and by the way, the american people agreed with me. that we should reduce our deficits in a balanced way that also takes into account the need for us to grow this economy and put people back to work. and despite that conversation and despite the election results, the position tha
say to them tonight, there is the united states of america. there is not a black america, and a white america and a latino america there is the united states of america. >> we can thank john kerry for that. and we can thank john kerry for a lot more. he made that happen. he chose barack obama a then unknown 42-year-old senate candidate to give the key note address the most important address at the democratic national convention. barack obama hukan't get the credentials to get into the last convention made that speech. we had seen the person who could be the first african-american president without that speech, it is very hard almost impossible to imagine barack obama launching a campaign three years later. today barack obama made this happen. >> i know there is a lot of ground to cover. i look forward to that dialogue. >> john kerry's place to history is almost already assured. his contribution occurred at that seat 42 years ago. long before he actually ran for senate he testified to the foreign relations committee as a leader of vietnam veterans against the war. he was decorated in s
, of the united states of america not paying its bills is irresponsible. it's absurd. republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> as you would expect, republicans quick to respond. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said in part the president and his allies need to get serious about spending, and the debt-limit debate is the perfect time for it. republican congresswoman marsha blackburn of tennessee took it a step further, suggesting her party was ready for a government shutdown. >> we're going to look at all of these options. you know, there is the option of government shutdown. there is an option of raising the debt ceiling in short-term increments. >> would you be willing, if you don't get the kind of cuts that you thi
right. i think what new hampshire can do for the united states of america and women is i can look in the face of those elected women and say, i can do it. you can do it. you can do it. the power that have image and what you left out i think if i'm right is new hampshire has a speaker of the house i believe, their state legislature who is also a woman. and the woman who is the supreme court justice of the state of new hampshire is a woman. it's like, woman power. to your point, i know your organization has done a lot of research most women when they think about running for office second guess themselves. right away, i don't have to be qualified. it's a rite of passage. i like the fact that we have bipartisan group of women leading new hampshire and i think it's more power to everybody we should all take a lot of note in that. they were elected by the people of their state. doesn't mean we're inferior. >> how about from your per specktive the four members of the house and senate three democrats then kelly who is pretty hard lined conservative. are they going to be able to get along
of the 44th president of the united states of america. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: they wowed the crowd at the inaugural balls. president obama in white tie but first lady michelle obama in a ruby red gown by jason wu. this was the ball for the military. >> i have no greater honor than being your commander in chief. >> reporter: it had been an obama family day. malia and sasha, dad and mom. as america paid tribute. an inaugural parade that showed off the nation's talent and diversity. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the presidential's ceremonial swearing-in witnessed by as many as 1 million people. >> congratulations, mr. obama. >> reporter: mr. obama urged cooperation, rare now in washington, to cut health care costs and the deficit. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will buildi its future. >> reporter: we can make progress, he said, on immigration, gay rights, climate change and school safety. a night to remember for the ob
president elected of the united states of america, a keen awareness and sensitivity to the fact that diversity, his diversity and diversity of the american people got him elected the first term and second term. wait a minute -- wait a minute, i just want to put a little bow around this. to say to bonnie's point it looks to everybody particularly women who were outraged in the democrat party that the president saying, hey, women, i know i gave you julia, i made a lot of promises that we were going to take care of from you cradle to grave but i don't care. i think charlie wrangle said, if -- >> let me explain. when i said anomaly that high rate of diversity in his cabinet. we have to remember whether it's obama or bush, right? that everything that's wired against women and we saw it beautifully or terribly in the susan rice situation. it is sexist, what she went through was sectionist beginning to end of story. >> poor judgment. >> i disagree. >> the groundwater in this country, ranked 95th in the world. our groundwater is sexist is wired against women's ascension in leadership. >
of the united states of america. not the government of israel. they're criticizing him for that. i gotta tell you something any united states senator who says the opposite is a traitor right? >> good point! >> bill: yeah, the other thing, this is real personal with me because jim hormel is one of my best friends. he was our ambassador to luxembourg. he was the first openly gay ambassador. appointed by president clinton in 1998. i was at the state department when jim hormel was sworn in bid a lynn albright -- by madeleine albright and tim wu, his partner was there when he was sworn in. we were all in tears watching that historic moment. at the time, chuck hagel said he didn't deserve to be ambassador because he was openly gay and that sent the wrong message. he wouldn't be able to represent all of the people of the united states. i resent that he said that. he was dead wrong but he's changed his views since then. by the way, i don't know any republican senator from the midwest united states who thought otherwise. chuck hagel was outspoken. he apologized for that remark. jim hormel said he acce
is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> america has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. americans deserve better, and therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. senator barack obama, march 16, 2006. >> it is not good for obama. he waslso knew tt his te wou not make difference. >> come on. he said what he said pier do not cover for him. >> people do different things at different times. >> there is a deeply depressing column by david brooks in "the new york times" that says the era of the grand bargain, as he calls it, is over. there was a feeling over the past couple of years that both sides would cut taxes and raise entitlements and get a grand bargain. that seemed to be a lost opportunity. obama seems to be moving away from it, congress may have squabbled over the debt ceiling, but they are not going to deal with the essential problem in a meaningful way. >> i am reading a book on lbj. jack kennedy was having the same problem with congress. everything was being sidetracked, they wer
of the american people is n leveraged to be used. the full faith and cret of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> america has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. americs deserve better. i therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. center barack obama, march 16, 2006. >> it is not good for obama. but he also knew that his book would not make a difference. >> come on. he said what he said. >> of course he did. >> do not cover for him. >> people do differe things at different times. >> there has been a shift here. there was a deeply depressing column by david brooks o friday that said the era of the grand bargain is over. what he meant by that was, there was a feeling over the past few years that both sides would come together and cut taxes and spending and get a g grand bargain pier that seems to be a lost opportunity. obama seems to be moving away with it -- from it. they will get into squabbles over the debt ceiling, buthey will not deal with the pblem in an essential way. >> i am reading robert carroll's latest book on lbj. it loo
-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> "america has a debt problem and pillar of leadership. americans deserve better. i therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase american debt limit." senator barack obama, march 16, 2006. how about them apples? >> it is not good for obama. but he also -- he also knew that his boat was not vote to make a difference. >> come on. he said what he said. >> of course he said what he said. i am covering for him. i am just saying people do different things at different times. >> there has been a shift here, a deeply depressing column by david brooks on friday that says the era of the grand bargain, as he calls it, is over. there was a feeling over the last couple of years that both sides might get together and raise taxes and cut entitlements and get a grand bargain to deal with the debt. that seems to be a lost opportunity. obama seems to be moving away from it, congress. they are going to get in these fractious squabbles over the debt ceiling but they are no
states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. . >> thank you. >>> thank you.. >> sorry all right commissioners i believe the item has been called so good afternoon thank you for your time today and you good afternoon to awful you in the audience, you are one popular guy because i see a lot of great people here today if you all get up and leave after bob we are all going to have our feelings hurt so i know you all want to stay for the next couple hours at least for my executive report which i was smart enough to put bob last you all are in for a freight today. i have a lot to talk about and the first thing i'm to talk about is the taxi service you recall that at our meeting of september 11th and you remember the approved the port executing contract two vendors and title and marine group and san francisco water and taxi company and we have had a lot of passengers moving by water taxi and so i thought you will like to know that. and so remember the great weak of fleet week and world champ s
of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly, because time is running short. >> the president simple and direct. everybody on the same page now? of course not. naturally, the republican leaders decided to confuse and distract one more time. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell continued to link the debt ceiling increase to spending. in a statement he said the president and his allies need to get serious about spending and the debt limit debate is the perfect time for it. house speaker john boehner also ignored his obligation to pay the nation's bills and also complained about spending. the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. they speak so confident, don't they? it's almost as if they forgot all about the spending cuts the president already gave them over a year ago. well, let's try to help them figure it out a little bit with a little visual and audio assistance. >> over the past two years i've signed into law about $1.4 trillion in spending cuts. two weeks ago, i
in the united states of america that we must address. >> 35 americans are killed with guns every day. >> right. >> more than double that take their own lives every day. >> yes. >> then you can add another whole lot that get hit by gunfire thanks to developments in modern surgery they survive. >> we're very fortunate. we have excellent trauma centers or the numbers would be a lot higher than they are now. dr. fox mentioned that, you know, it's not an absolute that will stop mass shootings. i understand that. i think everybody understands that. we need to put in place as much as we possibly can to try to minimize the opportunity for people who should not have guns to get their hands on them and use them. >> dr. fox you want to jump in here? >> yeah. let me add one thing. the mayors against guns brought this up just yesterday in their report. we also have to deal with how guns get into the illegal gun market. this is not necessarily gun show issue or background checks. but we need to repeal the amendment that prevents people like me and other researchers to identify the rogue dealers who just are
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